Harrogate is linked to all major UK cities via Leeds or York. There is an excellent train service between London/Edinburgh to Leeds/York with trains running about every half hour (through the week) with average journey times from London of around 2 – 2.5 hours.
When at Leeds/York there is a simple change to a Harrogate bound train. These also run about every half hour (through the week) with an average journey time of 30 – 40mins.
Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle bus from Harrogate station direct to the festival. The service runs every 15 mins to half an hour and the pick-up point is located directly outside the station entrance.
You can save 25% on trains booked with Virgin Trains (courtesy of the Harrogate Convention Centre) by clicking here and entering the code HIC25. Otherwise, you can also buy your rail tickets in advance from TrainLine or National Rail or Redspottedhanky.